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Study supports efficacy of hyaluronan for wrinkle reduction

Twelve weeks of supplementation with hyaluronan – also known as hyaluronic acid – may improve the “luster” of the skin and reduce wrinkles, says a new study from Japan.

Seasonal variation in hunter-gatherer diet drives gut bacteria shifts

You are what you eat: Hadza study links diet changes to altered microbiome

Seasonal changes in gut bacteria make-up of a small African community strengthens the evidence that diet strongly influences our gut microbiota, finds a new study in Science.

Dietary fibre helps ‘good’ bacteria win battle of the microbiome

Feeding beneficial gut bacteria with fibre appears to help a signalling mechanism which limits the growth of harmful pathogens, according to a new study published in Science.

Clearer food labelling on the cards with new whole grain food definition

An academia-industry collaboration has agreed on a definition that makes the whole grain content in foods clearer in its labelling, with the aim of providing clarity for consumers and manufacturers.

EFSA rebuffs dossiers on cholesterol and dental caries

The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) has delivered two new scientific opinions, rejecting applications Cargill and Loc Troi group for Article 13.5 and Article 14 health claims.

Green peas backed for fight against high-fat diet

There is a low awareness of the beneficial effects of green pea in many countries, despite growing evidence of clear health effects, say those behind a new study.

Is growing consumer scrutiny and ‘mainstream protein’ putting sports nutrition under pressure?

More than 70% of UK-based users of sports nutrition would like to see an industry-wide certification that ensures the quality of ingredients, according to new Mintel data that also suggest a blurring of lines between traditional sports nutrition products and ‘on trend’ high protein foods.

Could cranberries boost your 'good bacteria'?

An indigestible carbohydrate found in cranberries may act as a prebiotic to promote beneficial bacteria in the microbiome, new research says.

VIDEO: Should we define dietary fiber on the basis of what it is or what it does?

Which ingredients should be classified as dietary fibers and why? Elaine Watson caught up with Dr Dennis Gordon from North Dakota State University (NDSU) at the IFT show in Las Vegas as the FDA considers petitions from suppliers of everything from inulin to gum acacia.

More fruit and fish and less soda: A recipe for better colorectal health?

Load up on fish and fruit, and cut back on soft drinks for better colorectal health, finds ‘Med diet’ study.

Inflammatory bowel disease: Manipulating the gut microbiome a promising future treatment option

There is considerable promise in manipulating the gut microbiome to treat the two main forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease, according to a new review.

Rye’s high satiety properties fit well as a weight-managing food, study says

The porous, moisture-absorbent properties of rye products such as bread, flakes and granolas are key to maintaining long-lasting satiety and effective weight management, a Finnish study determines.

Strawberry seeds show supplement promise

Defatted strawberry seeds have ‘great potential’ for use as ingredients in dietary supplements or products with high nutrition value, says a new study.

Global microbiome market to triple by 2022, with France a primary driver

The global microbiome market is forecast to nearly triple in size to €0.44bn ($0.5bn) by 2022, according to a new report, which pinpointed France, Israel and the US as market leaders. 

Russian billionaire buys Holland & Barrett for healthy €2.0bn

US private equity firm Carlyle sells Europe’s largest health and wellness retailer to investment fund controlled by Mikhail Fridman

Embarrassed by intestinal gas? Don’t worry, it could be healthy

A fibre-containing beverage may help intestinal production of hydrogen, a gas with anti- inflammatory effects according to a Japanese study.   

French study links 'Med diet' pattern to lower risk of frailty

Consumption of a Mediterranean style diet is rising in Europe and the US because they 'easy to follow', says author of paper linking Med diet with reduced frailty.

Industry innovation can help target products to the elderly

The industry can do more to target fashionable high protein foods and drinks to the over 65s market, while rest of Europe should follow Norway with nutrition-filled NPD for the elderly, say researchers.

News in brief

Taiyo launches ‘Regular Girl’ symbiotic supplement blend into EMEA

Japan-based Taiyo says the digestive health supplement containing a blend of its prebiotic Sunfiber and functional probiotics is now available in the EMEA region.

EFSA rebuffs Marks & Spencer health claim on protein-carbohydrate ratios for weight loss

A health claim application by leading UK retailer Marks & Spencer suggesting that consumption of a fixed carbohydrate to protein ratio of less than 1.8 could help reduction of body weight has been rejected.

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